What’s Happening, September 22, 2017


SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  are regularly at 9am and 11am.  (On Fifth Sundays we have one combined worship service at 10am.)  Our September Sermon Series is “Dare to Live!”  It is grounded in the life of Job.  In this series, we are journeying through Job’s life, family and friends and seeking to better understand how he is able to emerge from the tragedy of what life throws at him.  As followers of Jesus, how do we respond to the tragedies and missteps in our daily lives?  Even in the midst of uncertainty, God will be with us and Dare us to live!

ENCOUNTER MINISTRY  The Encounter@MetroCenter will meet this Sunday at 12:30pm at the offices of the United Methodist Publishing House on 2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN.  The Encounter is not your average worship experience.  The Encounter is disrupting the passive model of Christian gathering and building bridges of hope around tables where we encounter God in and with our neighbor and engage the neighborhood.

BAPTISMS  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Ruth in the church office at 615-271-2600 or mckendreeinfo@gmail.com.

REFRESH! is our mid-week gathering.  We meet in the first floor chapel each Wednesday, 12:00-12:30pm.  Our worship includes prayers, music, a message and Holy Communion.  Everyone is invited to attend.

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER  Remember that we as a church are praying the Lord’s Prayer every day at Noon.  Wherever you are at noon, we invite you to join us in prayer.

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION  If you want to know more about McKendree Church – our  history, and our ministries, or want to be more connected, join us this Sunday, September 24 at 10am in the Archives Room (#209, just across from the church office) following the 9am service.  You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the ministry and vision of McKendree Church, meet our leaders and take a tour of the church, and find a place to connect!  All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY   Our Wednesday night adult Bible study group is doing an in-depth study of the book of Philippians.  Our scripture study for September 27 will be Philippians 2:17-30, Co-workers.  We have interesting discussions on the scripture each week.  We meet every Wednesday at 6pm in Pastor Stephen’s office and we welcome you to join with us for this study series.

CHURCH PICNIC  If you missed the picnic last Sunday, you missed a great time!  Lots of food, friends, and fellowship!  People ate, relaxed and visited; the children played and a good time was had by all!



CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES/Missions Focus for September  The McKendree Evangelism/Missions /Social Justice team is working with Mt. Carmel UMC in Clarksville for our Project Christmas Shoe Box. This year our Christmas Shoe boxes will go through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to Latin America to the mission workers who serve in those countries.   NOTE:  Shipping cost for each box is $5.00.  You can write a check to McKendree Church and tape it in an envelope to your box.  We will deposit the checks and make one single check for the shipping.

Christmas Boxes must be brought back to the church this Sunday, September 24, as we will be sending them on their way that afternoon.

Bless you for participating in this ministry!                                                    E/M/SJ Team


PRAYER WALL  Our prayer wall is located on the table at the back of the church.  You may take a tag (in a box on the table), write out your prayer need, and place it on a nail in the wall.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Lead Team and Prayer Team pray over all the concerns submitted.  We welcome people from our congregation to submit concerns and to read and pray over the concerns of our church body.


Sunday, October 29 – Church Anniversary Celebration Service.  We will celebrate McKendree’s 230th birthday with a special service at 10am.  Dr. Ken Murray, our District Superintendent, will be our guest speaker.  Plan now to attend – bring your family, neighbors, and friends.  A reception and Silent Auction will follow the service.  ATTENTION LIFE GROUPS, BIBLE CLASSES, CHURCH FAMILIES – we are asking each group to prepare and donate a basket for our Silent Auction!

Tuesday, November 7 – Charge Conference, 6pm, in Fellowship Hall


McKENDREE GIVING  Your financial gifts and donations are always appreciated.  Consider adding McKendree UMC to your bill pay account.  Our address is: 523 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.  Online giving is available at www.McKendreeNashville.com/give/financialgifts/.  You may also text your giving!  Just text the amount you would like to give to 615-375-4049.  The first time you give you will be prompted to visit a secure URL.  Just follow the prompts and enter your information.

PASTOR’S SERMON  You may hear Pastor Handy’s latest sermon by going to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mckendree-united-methodist/id962978531?mt=2

As always, remember God’s will for us is good, we must do the rest!
Pastor Stephen

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